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The Brooklyn Museum has amassed one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States. Its vast holdings range from the ancient to the contemporary and encompass virtually all the world's principal cultures, reflecting the institution's long history of acquiring Western and non-Western art.



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Feb 21, 2020 Gilbert Stuart
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Gilbert Stuart portrayed George Washington several times in this stately, full-length portrait format known as the Grand Manner, initially reserved for royalty. In this case, he used European models for the setting and figure, and then adapted the iconography for an American subject. Standing in the classical pose of an orator (with arm extended), Washington appears in formal civilian clothing, but holds a sword that recalls his military achievements and suggests the might of his presidency....
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Feb 21, 2020 William Glackens
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Is this a modern Eve about to take a bite of the apple? William Glackens certainly counted on his viewers to make that association. Moreover, he offered a fresh American update on the subject of the nude studio model, paraphrasing one of France's most famous paintings, Edouard Manet's Olympia. Object metadata can change over time, please check the Brooklyn Museum object record for the latest information.
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Jan 25, 2020 Thomas Moran
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Watercolor was the ideal medium for the late nineteenth-century landscape painter Thomas Moran, a follower of the British painter J. M. W. Turner who was drawn to dramatic natural features in places such as Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. In this view of the lagoon and central buildings constructed for the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893—an extravagant, nationalistic salute to the westward advance of “civilization”—Moran bathed the scene in the glowing colors of a vivid...
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Jan 2, 2020 Abbott H. Thayer
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Oct 18, 2019 Antoine-Louis Barye
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May 3, 2019 Edward Hicks
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From about 1820, the self-taught artist and Quaker preacher Edward Hicks painted approximately sixty versions of The Peaceable Kingdom in an effort to reconcile his artistic vocation with his ardent faith. The subject is based on verses from the Old Testament Book of Isaiah that describe an Edenic world in which predatory animals (a leopard, lion, and bear) coexist in harmony with meeker creatures (a lamb, kid, and calf) and children. In the background, the earthly realization of this prophecy...
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Feb 17, 2019 Edgar Degas
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Embracing the Impressionist credo of painting modern life, Degas concentrated on the daily rituals of urban dwellers. In this image, typical of his bather scenes, Degas captures his subject from behind and in motion as she vigorously towels herself after a bath. Bright light pours in from the window, highlighting her left breast but otherwise casting her body in shadow and limiting clear definition of both facial and bodily features. This composition thus denies much of the erotic charge...
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Dec 18, 2017
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Dec 18, 2017 James Frothingham
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Nov 4, 2017 John J. Audubon
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Jan 23, 2017 James Tissot
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Aug 24, 2015 Muhammad Rafi`
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Dec 6, 2012 Yi Chong
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The sixteenth-century ink-wash painting, a type rarely found outside Korean collections, uses strong, deliberate brushwork to convey ideas of space and perspective. Yi Chong, a Buddhist monk who came from a renowned family of artists, was a respected court painted during his short life. His work was heavily influenced by the Chinese tradition of the scholar-artist. The style of this painting invokes the Zhe School of Ming dynasty China, and the subject alludes to a poem by the Chinese poet Li...
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Dec 8, 2011 Charles Willson Peale
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The wife of a wealthy Continental army officer and the mother of eleven children, Mrs. David Forman was portrayed by Charles Willson Peale in an interior that was meant to suggest the elegance and bounty of her domestic life. Peale was one of the rare American colonial artists to include paintings in his portrait interiors. The presence of the landscape hanging behind Ann Forman signaled the cultured life of the Forman household, and the gently idealized curves of its composition offered a...
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- James Tissot
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- Joseph Stella
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Inspired by the imposing architectural profiles and irrepressible energy of New York City, Joseph Stella completed his first painting of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1920 and returned to the theme a number of times in succeeding years. Stella used pastel as an experimental mode in which to work out his denser and highly finished modernist abstractions in oil. Object metadata can change over time, please check the Brooklyn Museum object record for the latest information.
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- Boris Israelevich Anisfeld
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- Abraham Pietersz. van Calraet
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- Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder
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- Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
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- Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
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- Flemish
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- Samuel Finley Breese Morse
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Samuel F.B. Morse was at the peak of his career when he portrayed Jonas Platt, who is presented as a soberly dressed man of affairs, with book and documents nearby, facing us in a confident yet thoughtful manner. The drapery and glimpse of sky are scaled-down elements drawn from grandmanner portraiture and signal Platt's prominence. The sitter and artist were both active in politics and concerned with the application of scientific and technological advances to national purpose. Platt had been...
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- Thomas Girtin
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- Thomas Doughty
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- Alfred Henry Maurer
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- John Henry Twachtman
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In this particularly successful pastel, Twachtman allowed the gray paper to play an assertive role in a Whistlerian fashion. He anchored the composition with some limited outlines of rocks and trees, and otherwise described the open landscape with carefully placed but slightly brusque touches of pastel. Object metadata can change over time, please check the Brooklyn Museum object record for the latest information.
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The elaborate stage set in this full-length portrait suggests how impressive it was intended to be. The artist based the backdrop, and details such as the pose and the dog, on British royal portrait prints that decorated colonial homes as museum posters do today. This portrait suggested the young sitter's great promise: born into one of the city's wealthiest Dutch families, he inherited vast properties north of Manhattan and became an ardent patriot during the Revolutionary War. Object metadata...
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- Paul Thevenaz
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- John Frederick Kensett
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- William Trost Richards
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- Antoine Vollon
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- Sir Augustus Wall Callcott
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- Dutch School
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- Max Pechstein
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- Alfred Cornelius Howland
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- George H. Bogert
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- Washington Allston
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This sketchbook contains detailed studies of trees and plant life as well as minutiae like this pair of spiders with particulars of a roughly hewn wooden fence, including its grain, knots, and the way in which the rails fit into the notches of the posts. Such precision and attention to specifics demonstrate the Ruskinian point of view that brought Richards into the circle of the American Pre-Raphaelites during the 1860s, when images like this rail fence found their way into his oil paintings....
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- Ralph Albert Blakelock
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- William Sidney Mount
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- William Hogarth
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- Antoine-Louis Barye
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- Winslow Homer
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This work from the Houghton Farm series demonstrates Winslow Homer’s remarkable ability to use watercolor as both a descriptive and an expressive medium. The dark sky, rendered with carefully modulated gray washes, casts a moody, ominous tone over the idyllic pastoral subject of a shepherdess tending her flock. Object metadata can change over time, please check the Brooklyn Museum object record for the latest information.
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- Franz von Stuck
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One of Germany’s leading Symbolists, Stuck frequently painted biblical or mythological subjects that addressed dark themes such as sin and death. Particularly interested in the narrative and details of the Crucifixion, Stuck devoted several canvases to this subject late in his career, during the difficult years of World War I. Calling on new scholarly theories regarding the Gospel accounts, Stuck departs from tradition and places Christ at eye level with the witnesses to his sufferings. The...
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- Honoré Daumier
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- Utagawa Toyokuni I
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Given their quantity and availability, Japanese color woodblock prints played an especially important role in fostering Japonisme. This work exemplifies some of the formal characteristics that Western artists found so refreshingly different in the arts of Japan: compositions with strong diagonals or asymmetrical arrangements, dramatically foreshortened perspective, and an emphasis on flat, linear design. Hiroshige's prints were also admired for their high technical quality. The multiple blocks...
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- Katsukawa Shunsho
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- Tani Buncho
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- Italian School
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- Hablot Knight (Phiz) Browne
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